It took me a long time to recover yesterday after swimming Back in the pool. I knew it would but my recovery time keeps getting longer and longer. I’m not looking forward to the day I don’t recover because I’m not planning on ever stopping exercising. I might have had to revise it drastically but I still do something to help myself move at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. Unfortunately the rest of the time I’m quite sedentary. It doesn’t help much for diet and weight loss but it helps for my mental state of mind.
My life has taken a turn. I’m now in my wheelchair more often than not. I can’t even complain because it is so much easier for me. Walking is hard. The few steps I take around my condo can be strenuous and labor-some. The 10 feet to the bathroom can exhaust me if I have to go to often during the day. I have purchased a commode that sits next to me but I still haven’t used it. Like everything with MS I still haven’t accepted that this could make my life easier on a bad day. I look at it more for “accident prevention only”. Trust me I’ve had bad days and tough walks to get to the bathroom that resulted in either an accident or a fall. I still haven’t wrapped my head around the commode yet.
I can’t do much these days and the things I can do I push myself to do. 30 minutes a day to exercise isn’t much but for me it is important. I’m never going to throw in the towel and quit. I rest all day and I try to push my body to the limit when I can for as long as I can. I sometimes cause my bad days because I don’t recover but I’m proud of myself for still working hard and trying. I never want to quit on myself and I’m not going to. I’m a MS warrior.